Kate Upton for ELLE

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ELLE’s September issue is our biggest fashion book of the year, so naturally we’ve shot the hottest model on the planet right now for the cover – Kate Upton.

We're also giving you the chance to get involved in the fashion action with an exclusive £20 discount at Aldo. (That's £25 off if you're an ELLE Insider - join us today. You know it makes sense.)

...But back to Kate.

Photographed by Matt Jones, the one-time Florida farm girl shows off her famous legs in new season Prada. And it doesn’t end there: our exclusive subscriber cover sees her in a beautiful Céline coat, while inside, she sets the tone for autumn/winter 2014, modelling new-season collections by Christopher Kane, Dior, Alaïa, Chloé and Burberry.

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‘When I first started modelling, I was a normal catalogue model,’ Kate explains in the accompanying interview, speaking about her stratospheric rise to fame – with that body.

‘Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits. It’s a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, “Yessss!”

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‘And then people say: “Oh, wow, you’re healthy.”

'And you’re like, “Wait – what? I’ve been begging for this body my whole life!”’

See the full photo shoot and interview in the September issue of ELLE, on sale 1 August 2014. Or, get it hassle-free, delivered straight to your door - pre-order now.

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